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T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture

March 24, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Ohio State University
CBEC Room 130, 151 West Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
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Please join us for the 2017 T.H. Wu Distinguished Lecture.

Reinforced Soil Technology: From Experimental to the Familiar

Robert B. Holtz, PhD, PE, DGE

Bob Holtz, Ph.D., P.E., who received the prestigious Terzaghi Lecture Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2010, has degrees in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. He is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle and has also taught at Purdue and Cal State- Sacramento. He has worked for the California Dept. of Water Resources, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, NRC-Canada, and as a consulting engineer in Chicago, Paris, and Milano. His research interests and publications are mostly on geosynthetics, soil improvement, foundations, and soil properties. He is an active member of ASCE, TRB, ISSMFE, ASTM, and the NAGS/IGS; he is a past President of the North American Geosynthetics Society, and is past member of the council of the International Geosynthetics Society. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the ASCE Geo- Institute and currently is Treasurer of the G-I. He is co-author or editor of 22 books and book chapters and more than 260 technical papers, discussions, and reports.

The lecture is sponsored by The Ohio State University, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, and co-sponsored by the Central Ohio Geo-Institute Chapter.

Professor T.H. Wu is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University.  The T.H. Wu Fund, endowed on June 24, 2011, promotes excellence in civil engineering by way of lectures by eminent practitioners and academics in the profession.

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